Meme instructions: Think of the albums that had such a profound effect on you they changed your life or the way you looked at it. Not your favorite albums now: the ones that sucked you in and took you over for days, weeks, months, years. These are the albums that you can use to identify time, places, people, emotions. These are the albums that no matter what they were thought of musically shaped your world. Albums you wore into the ground.
10,000 Maniacs Our Time in Eden
Summer after my grueling junior year of college
Alanis Morrisette Jagged Little Pill
Christmas gift, listened to on my walkman over and over during long holiday car rides
Annie Lennox Diva
Reminds me of my dad; fantastic album
Romantical, deep, intense, *love Bjork*
Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head
Waiting tables at TGI Fridays
Counting Crows August and Everything After
The Cranberries Everybody Else is Doing It...
Late high school angst
The Cure Disintegration
Great album to set the mood, if you know what I mean
Dave Matthews Band Under the Table and Dreaming
Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism
Recent discovery (thanks to my awesome cuz AJ)
Enya Shepherd Moons
Late high school, I have listened to this album thousands of times, when I feel anxious, sad, etc. I find it incredibly soothing.
Indigo Girls Rites of Passage
Sophomore year of college; I discovered feminism!
Keane Hopes and Fears
Keane is AMAZING
Liz Phair Liz Phair
Co-worker burned this for me, love it
NKOTB Step by Step
This goes out to you Dickey Bean!
Sarah McLachlan Fumbling Towards Ecstasy & Surfacing
High school unrequited romances & college heartbreaks
Tori Amos Under the Pink & From the Choirgirl Hotel
Lonely days post-college; Tori totally gets me
U2 Achtung Baby
Favorite album from my favorite band of all time